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Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.

Open Date: 05/06/2011

Close Date: 07/19/2011

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000547


The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), titled "Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S." is to advance the Geothermal Technologies Program's mission of researching, developing, and validating cost-competitive technologies and tools to accelerate the growth of geothermal energy in the United States. This FOA will advance the Department of Energy's (DOE) mission by partnering with industry, academia, and the national laboratories to discover new geothermal resources, develop innovative methods, and demonstrate high-impact technologies.

Under this FOA, DOE is requesting applications that address key cost, technical, and risk barriers and advance geothermal energy development, working toward the Program goal of accelerating the development and use of geothermal energy. Projects should propose ideas to advance current drilling, reservoir engineering, and characterization technologies in order to identify and develop sustainable reservoirs at lower costs.

There will be six topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Advanced Exploratory Drilling Technologies
  • Topic 2: Advanced Well Completion Technologies
  • Topic 3: Zonal Isolation
  • Topic 4: Observation Tools and Data Collection System for Reservoir Stimulation
  • Topic 5: Geophysical Exploration Technologies
  • Topic 6: Geochemistry/Rock-Fluid Interactions

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 07/18/2011

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.